The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Mazhar-ul-Haq

Mazhar-ul-Hag, Bar-at-Law Bankipur; claims descent from Umar, the 2nd Khalif, and from his mother’s side, is a pure Saiyed: g.s. of Maulvi Sakhawat Ali Khan, a well known and much esteemed Deputy Colle tor, of his days; b. 1866; educ: Patna College, and the Canning College, Lucknow; proceeded to England against the wish of his elders, 1888; known among his friends in England as the “Book worm”; started the Anjuman Islamia, London (the present Punjab Islamia Society, London); interested himself in politics and became a staunch supporter of the Indian National Congress; called to Bar, 1891; enrolled as an Advocate, Calcutta High Court, and commenced practice at Bankipur the same year; accepted the post of District Munsiff, 1892; resigned and resumed practice at Chappra, 1896; Secretary, Charitable Famine Relief Fund, Saran, 1897; twice returned as Municipal Commissioner at the head of the Poll; Vice-Chairman, Chappra Municipality; founded (in conjunction with Mr. Syed Hussain Imam) the All-India Muslim League, 1906; removed to Bankipur, 1907; organised a branch of the Muslim League in Behar, 1908; has been one of the Honorary Secretaries of the Behar Provincial Association; Vice-President, Behar Provincial Congress Committee; elected a Member of the Imperial Legislative Council, 1909; President, 4th session of the Behar Provincial Conference, 1911. Address: Bankipur, Bengal Presidency, India.